Cradle to Cradle
Author: William McDonough, Michael Braungart
Publisher: North Point Press
A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change.
My New Roots
Author: Sarah Britton
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
At long last, Sarah Britton, called the “queen bee of the health blogs” by Bon Appétit, reveals 100 gorgeous, all-new plant-based recipes in her debut cookbook, inspired by her wildly popular blog. Every month, half a million readers—vegetarians, vegans, paleo followers, and gluten-free gourmets alike—flock to Sarah’s adaptable and accessible recipes that make powerfully healthy ingredients simply irresistible. My New Roots is the ultimate guide to revitalizing one’s health and palate, one delicious recipe at a time: no fad diets or gimmicks here. Whether readers are newcomers to natural foods or are already devotees, they will discover how easy it is to eat healthfully and happily when whole foods and plants are at the center of every plate. From the Hardcover edition.
The Green Kitchen
Author: Frenkiel, David
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl are the new faces of exciting vegetarian food. Their Green Kitchen Stories blog has a cult following and continually inspires people around the world to cook tasty, healthy vegetarian meals using only natural ingredients. In their book The Green Kitchen they share over 100 of their favourite and most delicious recipes. Combining everyday pantry staples with fresh, in-season produce, David and Luise tell the stories of their family kitchen, affirming just how easy it is to create nourishing, well-balanced dishes on a daily basis. Learn how to whip up Herb & Asparagus Frittata for breakfast, Wild Rice, Baked Herb & Pistachio Falafel for lunch, and Sicilian Parmigiana Di Zucchine for a supper to share with friends. Indulge your sweet tooth with Decadent Beetroot & Chocolate Cake or the exceptionally delicious Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake on a Sunflower Crust that is sure to be an instant hit with family and friends. Discover an array of soups, salads, juices and small bites that are simple to make but bold in flavour and stunning in presentation. Start your love affair with vegetarian eating with The Green Kitchen. Featuring gorgeous photography throughout, this beautiful cookbook will inspire everyone to cook and eat food that is good for the body and soul.
A Modern Way to Eat
Author: Anna Jones
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
A beautifully photographed and modern vegetarian cookbook packed with more than 200 quick, healthy, and fresh recipes that explore the full breadth of vegetarian ingredients--grains, nuts, seeds, and seasonal vegetables--from Jamie Oliver's London-based food stylist and writer Anna Jones. How we want to eat is changing. More and more people cook without meat several nights a week and are constantly seeking to push the boundaries of their own vegetarian repertoire. At the same time, people want food that is a little lighter, healthier, and easier on our wallets, and that relies less on dairy and gluten. Based on how Anna likes to eat day to day--from a blueberry and amaranth porridge, to a quick autumn root panzanella, to a pistachio and squash galette--A Modern Way to Eat is a cookbook for how we want to eat now.
Romeo and Juliet
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young "star-cross'd lovers" whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet and Macbeth, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.
Why Be Moral?
Author: Beatrix Himmelmann, Robert Louden
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
What reasons do we have to be moral, and are these reasons more compelling than the reasons we have to pursue non-moral projects? Ever since the Sophists first raised this question, it has been a focal point of debate. Why be Moral? is a collection of new essays on this fundamental philosophical problem, written by an international team of leading scholars in the field.
Philosophy of Science
Author: Gerhard Schurz
Philosophy of Science: A Unified Approach combines a general introduction to philosophy of science with an integrated survey of all its important subfields. As the book’s subtitle suggests, this excellent overview is guided methodologically by "a unified approach" to philosophy of science: behind the diversity of scientific fields one can recognize a methodological unity of the sciences. This unity is worked out in this book, revealing all the while important differences between subject areas. Structurally, this comprehensive book offers a two-part approach, which makes it an excellent introduction for students new to the field and a useful resource for more advanced students. Each chapter is divided into two sections. The first section assumes no foreknowledge of the subject introduced, and the second section builds upon the first by bringing into the conversation more advanced, complementary topics. Definitions, key propositions, examples and figures overview all of the core material. At the end of every chapter there are selected readings and exercises (with solutions at the end of the book). The book also includes a comprehensive bibliography and an index.
Actions, Reasons and Reason
Author: Marco Iorio, Ralf Stoecker
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Through the whole history of mankind philosophers have taken pride in being reasonable agents. Bittner, one of the internationally most renowned German philosophers and winner of the Gottlob Frege award 2011, has developed a surprisingly different picture: We are much more part than master of the universe. The volume discusses this challenging view from various angles of practical philosophy including the aesthetics of film and theater.
Wolf among Wolves
Author: Hans Fallada
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Wolf among Wolves is a sweeping saga of the collapse of a culture — its economy and government — and the common man’s struggle to survive it all. Set in Weimar Germany soon after Germany’s catastrophic loss of World War I, the story follows a young gambler, Wolfgang Pagel, who loses everything in Berlin, then flees the chaotic city, where worthless money and shortages are causing pandemonium. Once in the countryside, however, Pagel finds a defeated German army that has decamped there to foment insurrection. Somehow, amidst it all, he finds romance. Fast-moving as a thriller, fascinating as the best historical fiction, and with lyrical prose that packs a powerful emotional punch, Wolf among Wolves is an immensely absorbing work of literature.
Author: Lissa Jones Johnston, Frida Kahlo
An introduction to the life of Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter who overcame polio and crippling pain to achieve world renown.
Author: Nathan Van Camp
The emerging development of genetic enhancement technologies has recently become the focus of a public and philosophical debate between proponents and opponents of a liberal eugenics - that is, the use of these technologies without any overall direction or governmental control. Inspired by Foucault's, Agamben's and Esposito's writings about biopower and biopolitics, the author sees both positions as equally problematic, as both presuppose the existence of a stable, autonomous subject capable of making decisions concerning the future of human nature, while in the age of genetic technology the nature of this subjectivity shall be less an origin than an effect of such decisions. Bringing together a biopolitical critique of the way this controversial issue has been dealt with in liberal moral and political philosophy with a philosophical analysis of the nature of and the relation between life, politics, and technology, the author sets out to outline the contours of a more responsible engagement with genetic technologies based on the idea that technology is an intrinsic condition of humanity.
Kahlo Print Set
Curate your home: Print Set Kahlo This inspiring print set offers sixteen designs to transform a blank wall into a personalized display. Each set of sixteen images has been specially selected from the TASCHEN collection as the most loved, and most interesting, examples of Kahlo's work. The prints are packaged in a sturdy cardboard box and are suitable either for framing or as a poster.
Author: Sarah Trenker
Publisher: Compact Verlag